If you’re struggling with dental problems, including loss of tooth stability, enamel, and deep discoloration, crowns might be right for you. Here at HFL Dental in Honeoye Falls, NY, (also serving patients in Mendon) your family dentist, Dr. Carl Murano, uses crowns to restore and renew his patients' smiles—read on to learn if they are right for you too.
How Are Crowns Made and Placed?
A crown is created from a high-end ceramic material called porcelain that looks and feels just like a human tooth. During a crown's construction, it is specially designed to fit snugly over the remaining enamel surface for a comfortable and natural feel. Once placed, a dental crown can last for seven or more years, although its durability depends on how well you take care of your smile on a daily basis.
Addressing Your Dental Problems
There are a variety of reasons why your Honeoye Falls and Mendon, NY, family dentist might include a dental crown in your treatment plan. A crown can be installed:
- To put a restoration on a dental implant device.
- To cover a tooth after a root canal.
- For protection when a tooth is damaged by wear and tear, enamel erosion, discoloration, or injury.
- To create a bridge device, which covers a space caused by one or more missing teeth.
More Crown Benefits to Consider
Dental crowns offer a number of benefits including:
- Comfort and confidence when you’re eating and smiling.
- Closing gaps between the teeth and fixing cracks or chips.
- Restoration of natural color to a discolored tooth.
- Time to allow the tissues and pulp inside of your tooth to heal and remain healthy after a root canal.
Schedule Your Visit
Dial (585) 624-1917 today for an appointment with your family dentist, Dr. Carl Murano, at his office in Honeoye Falls, NY (also serving Mendon, NY).
What can a family dentist do for you? If he's Dr. Carl Murano of HFL Dental in Honeoye Falls, NY, he will keep the oral health of you, your children, and your parents on track. Dr. Murano and his team provide the kindest and the finest preventive, restorative and cosmetic dental services available, and they love developing long-term relationships with their patients. With care like that, why take your loved ones anywhere else?
From Our Family to Yours
Great oral health care builds on the foundation of a smile that's free of decay, gum disease, and other common problems. To keep everyone's teeth and gums at their best, your Honeoye Falls, NY, dentist recommends six-month cleanings and examinations as advised by the American Dental Association. These check-ups remove harmful plaque and tartar, check on the condition of restorations such as fillings and crowns, look at dental alignment, and note signs or gum disease.
Plus, you'll be assured that your kids have proper jaw and tooth development and the protective treatments they need (fluoride treatments and sealants to ward off decay). Teens through senior adults receive simple, but thorough, oral cancer screenings to detect any changes in soft tissue that could threaten overall health.
Besides Preventive Care...
Your Honeoye Falls, NY, family dentist delivers restorative care which preserves as much natural tooth structure as possible. Tooth-colored fillings, porcelain crowns, periodontal care (scaling and root planing), root canal therapy, and modern dental implants bring smiles back to the appearance and function nature intended. Mouth guards, dentures, bridgework, and TMJ treatments round out the list of services patients of all ages may need over time.
How Smiles Look
Your care plans are based on your oral health needs and what changes you'd like to see in your smiles. As a family dentist, Dr. Murano considers smile appearance as an important factor in self-esteem and overall well-being. So, he'll discuss with each member of your family how smile aesthetics could improve.
Tooth color, alignment, shape, and size blend together into a smile that people notice. To remake any defects, Dr. Murano offers several cosmetic dentistry services such as composite resin bonding and something very popular with teens and adults--teeth whitening. HFL Dental features Opalescence PF, an at-home whitening system which uses custom-crafted trays, whitening gel, fluoride and a desensitizing agent--the perfect formula for a brighter smile.
Ready for Great Family Dentistry?
You'll find it at HFL Dental in Honeoye Falls, NY. The team is eager to show you how welcoming and accommodating a family dental practice can be. Call to schedule your appointments at (585) 624-1917 today!
Keeping your gums healthy is crucial for a healthy smile.
With the millions of Americans out there dealing with gum disease it’s now more important than ever to understand how to properly care for your gums. The last thing our family dentist Dr. Carl Murano wants to see are patients coming in with severe gum disease. After all, this is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. Since we know that every patient out there wants to keep their natural smiles, here are some helpful tips for keeping your periodontal health in tip-top shape.
Flossing is truly one of the best things you can do for your smile. Not only will it remove food and plaque from building up between teeth to cause decay, but also it can remove plaque from along the gumline where it can harden into tartar and lead to gum disease. Flossing is the number one way to keep your gums healthy and to prevent gum disease.
Eat a Smile-Friendly Diet
As you might imagine, what you eat not only impacts your overall health but also your oral health. So, are you maintaining a diet that’s healthy for your teeth and gums? Your diet should be comprised of lean proteins, whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and some low-fat dairy. Avoid sugar and sports drinks, processed foods and sugar, which can increase plaque buildup and put you at risk for decay and gum disease.
Visit the Dentist Regularly
How you care for your smile is so very important; however, nothing is as important as visiting your Honeoye Falls and Mendon family dentist for routine checkups and cleanings. After all, decay and gum disease don’t often cause symptoms until they are more advanced.
So the only way to detect and treat these issues early is by coming in every six months for checkups. Remember, gum disease is known as a “silent killer”, so even if your gums feel great they may still be dealing with gum disease. Luckily, if gum disease is caught early enough it can be treated.
Warning Signs of Gum Disease
It’s important that if you do experience symptoms of gum disease that you schedule an appointment with us. Call us if you notice:
- Red, inflamed gums
- Puffy, swollen gums
- Tender gums
- Gums that bleed easily, particularly when flossing or brushing
- Persistent bad breath
- Gums that pull away from the teeth (teeth will appear longer than usual)
Do you have questions about caring for your gums? Are you dealing with early warning signs of gum disease? If so, don’t hesitate to call HFL Dental in Honeoye Falls, NY and serving Mendon, NY, today to find out how we can help you.
Committing to seeing your dentist the American Dental Association-recommended twice a year has many benefits. However, not everyone takes their preventative dental care so seriously, especially with a busy family to care for. Seeing a family dentist can help you keep your family’s dental appointments in check and ensure that every member gets the preventative dental care they need. Find out more about what family dentistry could mean for you with Dr. Carl Murano at HFL Dental serving Honeoye Falls and Mendon, NY.
What is a family dentist?
A family dentist sees patients of all ages. This means that your entire family, from children to grandparents, can see the same dentist at the same practice.
How can family dentistry benefit me and my family?
Family dentistry has a variety of benefits, including:
- Keeping your whole family’s dental records in one place
- Saving you a trip by consolidating dental appointments
- Allowing your children to see the same dentist as they grow up, and even continue seeing them as adults
Family Dentistry Honeoye Falls, NY
The American Dental Association recommends that all patients, regardless of age or dental condition, should have a dental examination and professional dental cleaning at least twice a year. For a busy family, this recommendation can be difficult to keep up with. However, preventative dental care is a crucial part of you and your family’s oral health. Family dentistry can help you consolidate your family’s schedule and make it easier to get everyone to the dentist on time, greatly reducing the risk of teeth decay and gum disease and the complications associated with them.
For more information on family dentistry or regular dental check-ups, please contact Dr. Carl Murano at HFL Dental in Honeoye Falls, NY and serving Mendon, NY. Call 585-624-1917 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Murano today!
Everyone is subject to tooth decay, but children are more prone than adults, says the American Dental Association (ADA). That's why Dr. Carl Murano, your family dentist, at HFL Dental serving Honeoye Falls and Mendon, NY, offers plastic sealants, thin, resilient coatings which protect deeply grooved teeth from the ravages of bacteria, acids and everyday wear and tear. They're a wonderful investment in your child's smile.
How cavities happen
Tooth decay happens when bacteria-filled plaque and tartar accumulate on tooth surfaces and underneath the gums. These "biofilms" proliferate with carb-laden, sugary diets and poor oral hygiene.
Your family dentist serving Honeoye Falls and Mendon agrees with the American Dental Association's guidelines for preventive care: brushing twice a day with a soft-brush and a fluoride toothpaste (ages three and up), once a day flossing and semi-annual examinations and cleanings at the dental office. These practices pay big dividends of fewer cavities, decreased incidence of gum disease and of course, fresh breath and bright enamel.
Where cavities form
There are several locations where cavities most easily form. They include:
- The chewing surfaces of back molars and premolars (because they have deep grooves or fissures which hold plaque and bacteria)
- The cheek side of teeth near the gum line
Even the most careful of oral hygiene can miss or do an inadequate job in these areas, making them more prone to decay. As such, your family dentist serving Honeoye Falls and Mendon, NY, advises a simple, inexpensive and long-lasting preventive treatment called dental sealants.
How plastic sealants work
Both children and adults may benefit from the application of plastic sealants, painted on coatings which penetrate fissures in tooth surfaces, protecting them from harmful bacteria. When children receive their adult teeth, the dentist inspects them for proper bite and overall condition. If he sees deep grooves, he may advise sealants.
To receive sealants, your child must sit still for about five minutes per tooth. Dr. Murano will show you which teeth need treatment, and then he'll clean, dry and etch each tooth. The etching liquid ensures a secure bond between the plastic sealant and the tooth: this is a critical part of the process.
Then, the dentist carefully will paint on the sealant and harden it with a special blue light. The tooth will look and bite normally but have an insulating barrier which should last up to a year.
Keep your child as cavity-free as possible. Sealants are a wonderful preventive measure which the friendly team at HFL Dental is happy to provide. To schedule cleaning and exam appointments, please call the office at (585) 624-1917.
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